Digital Currencies: To Invest Or Not To Invest?

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You are an active investor and the current bull market in stocks has proven to be a boon for you as your portfolio is up 10 percent year-to-date. You have outperformed the S&P 500’s 9.54 percent gains in 2017. However, what if I told you that your returns could have been 50 percent or 100 percent better?

I am certain you would be interested.

However, as soon as I utter the word Bitcoin or Ethereum, most owners of a classic portfolio (constructed using stocks, bonds, precious metals and cash) would switch off. Most would reject the idea as “too risky.” But wait.

In this article, I will tell you, why you need not fear digital currencies. Don’t be the one who fails to recognize an opportunity of a lifetime to maximize your returns.

They are not as risky as they are made out to be. They have evolved over the past few years and are worthy of a second look. Here are few thoughts why it might be a good idea to include digital currencies in a classic portfolio.

The final decision rests with you. After all, it’s your hard-earned money.


According to Investopedia, “Risk involves the chance an investment's actual return will differ from the expected return. Risk includes the possibility of losing some or all of the original investment.”

While constructing a portfolio of stocks, blue-chip stocks are usually preferred, as they are perceived to be comparatively less risky.

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